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A young local, stand in the doorway of a traditional cave house that now is empty, the ceiling is likely to fully collapse anytime soon. Two young locals lead me to the higher parts of the village which are now barely accessible. Gardens, houses and roads have all been lost. Pangpangta Village, Shanxi, China. Some villages in heavy coal mining areas of Shanxi are falling apart due to increased landslides and sink holes caused by the network of poorly regulated tunnels beneath.

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A young local, stand in the doorway of a traditional cave house that now is empty, the ceiling is likely to fully collapse anytime soon. Two young locals lead me to the higher parts of the village which are now barely accessible. Gardens, houses and roads have all been lost. Pangpangta Village, Shanxi, China. Some villages in heavy coal mining areas of Shanxi are falling apart due to increased landslides and sink holes caused by the network of poorly regulated tunnels beneath.